In the Shakespeare play, Othello, the moor has an everlasting affect on many of the characters throughout the play. During the first act, Othello is described as a man of good manners and known to be very devoted to this country. Although Othello is a moor, everyone in the city of Venice respects and trusts him.
However, we meet a character who is known as a villain to the reader but to the people in the city of Venice, they recognize him as Iago, the faithful one. Iago deliberately sets out to ruin Othello’s reputation. He states throughout the course of Act 1 that he absolutely hates Othello. Iago is upset with him because Othello didn’t give him the branch of lieutenant but he did give it to Michael Cassio. Iago thinks that Cassio lacks the experience to be able to have such power. Therefore, Iago’s plans of ruining Othello will have an evil affect on all of the characters.
While reading the first act, Othello married Desdemona. Desdemona could care less that Othello is a moor. She married him because she loved him and wanted to share the rest of her life with him. Although her father, Brabantio thinks Othello used witchcraft, she exercises to him in numerous ways that she married him because she simply loved him. She portrays herself as a woman with no racist slurs and no clue on what the realistic world thinks of her marriage to a moor.
Iago continues his journey in destroying Othello by going to Brabantio to tell him that Othello and Desdemona have married. Brabantio is devastated to hear that his
trustworthy daughter has married such a man of black accent. Before learning about Desdemona and Othello, Brabantio favored Othello in such a graceful manner. He completely trusted Othello with his own life, literally. Brabantio always wanted his daughter to marry royalty. But as the story line folded out, Othello is somewhat of royalty. He is the general. Because Othello is a moor and he has married Brabantio’s daughter, the play will continue with the...